new to embroidery and buying a machine. HELP
My husband this morning said he wants to buy me an embroidery machine for Christmas. He would like to stay under the $2000.00 range and used is also fine with me. I am an experienced sewer and have a very nice Janome memory machine I paid $1200.00 for about 7 years ago. I have no experience with the embroidery machine world. After doing some research here I have several questions:
Should I go for a machine that does both embroidery and straight sewing?
I just started to do machine quilting and saw one of the machines has regulated stitches. That sounds great for quilting but do I really need to spend the extra money just for that feature or is there more to it that would make buying the combo machine worth it?
I want an embroidery machine mostly to do monogramming.
Which is best for me?
Do I need a larger hoop option than the 4 x 4 I have read about? or is the 4 x 4 good for most monograming?
I appriciate your input, I have already come far just reading this forum.